Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Redskins Predictions 9-10-17
Head coach Doug Pederson is nothing if not consistent. As the offensive coordinator at Kansas City in 2013-2015, his offenses averaged 348, 319, and 331 yards per game. In his first year with Philadelphia, his team averaged 337 yards per game.
Quarterback Carson Went played well at home last season going 6-2 SU and five interceptions. But not so well on the road going 1-7 SU and nine interceptions.
How valuable is offensive lineman Lane Johnson? Since Johnson came into the league in 2013, Philadelphia is 29-20 SU when he plays and 5-10 SU when he doesn’t. Last year, the team went 5-1 SU with Johnson on the field, averaging 28 points per game.
Coordinator Jim Schwartz improved the defense by 59 yards and 6 points per game. The pass defense, which gave up a franchise record 36 touchdown passes in 2015, allowed only 25 touchdowns last year.
Expect solid numbers from Schwartz’s defense again.
Philadelphia opens the season with four out of six games on the road. After their bye week, they play four out of five games on the road, including three road games in a row. 86 out of 132 teams that played three road games in a row lost either two out of three, or all three games.
Teams in that situation are more than twice likely to go 0-3 (23 times) as 3-0 (10 times). Last season, both Green Bay and Washington went 1-2 in this scenario, losing the first two games and winning the third.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Redskins Prediction 9-10-17
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